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TheBlindPeacock's Shop Announcement


Welcome to the Blind Peacock, a shop of industrial oddities and rare findings......rusty treasures of the mind's eye......….homemade veridgris torched gingerbread patinas.............ornate bobeche….. large Gothic skeleton keys.........homemade wood trays w 19th Century Apothecary pulls......…..antique padlocks……etc…………...

please take a look around and don't hesitate to ask any questions!......

Our little shop that is more a state of mind.......a puzzle of nostalgic vibes, bringing us back to a time and place where pieces were made with pride and took time, and were well made....a time when people actually wrote emotional letters to each other...........sometimes It feels like society moves so exponentially fast and faster----- towards the newest, latest, best, most expensive trends/objects/endeavors/obsessions/addictions........that she becomes blind to her own beauty that............ is all present....everywhere........and has always been there and here.................all around us............

......these nuts and bolts, society's guts, industrial oddities, are the very treasures we search for......they appear all around us, sometimes we just need to look through a different lense, a new realty, an altered paradigm....
Items discarded as junk because they are weathered and withered are sometimes the true works of art we seek and use in our own creations.....


Gothic, unusual, bazarre, scarce architectural findings and a love for re-energizing, re-working salvaged wood boards. Some of the the wood we'll be featuring are sourced from all over the US, from trees that were coming down....... most commonly due to construction, weather, disease. Some of the wood is ancient.......most of the old growth Redwood I work with, were literally left on the forest floor after being logged at the turn of the century......These more beautiful and figural wood pieces are often less stable and were not usabe for the loggers.........approx. 70% collector 30% woodworker. Nothing is perfect in nature, yet everything is perfect, as that's how nature intended....I love the imperfect forms in the grain and natural edges.....when installing the old hardware, we achieve an assymetric balance.........a balance of whimsy and gothic industrial strength.

The old stormy patinas and wear that form on the metal through rust, weather- time..................... and the worm holes, mill marks, burns, chaotic burl grains and other imperfections, represent the true beauty and soul of my work......the imperfect form and imperfections on the wood and the old wear and tear of rusty dusty metal truly compliment each other and energize my creative journey!

Even though these treasures have already surfaced............they contain buried treasures deep within....it's just a matter of searching and finding but not interfering and distorting..........however, one must dig below the surface of rust and dust for the deepest layers of beauty and wonder.......then reflect on maintaining balance and sustenence within these deep routed scars.......constantly remembering these imperfections in the wood and hardware, are also their true beauty and true nature. My goal is is to display and honor this balance of nature and machine, age and patina, whimsy and Goth........ It is crucial to give these to much of a facelift, as it's natural state is one of it's most important attributes.......all these pieces are reworked by hand......................they are re-worked, but not overworked. I do not use routers to perfect the edges and such..........my favorite tools are the hand chisel, screw diriver and Japanese pull saw........

The finish I use on the wood is one that has been used by the Chinese for over 100 years, and comes from a tree itself...........these finishes are a prcoess that takes abot two weeks as opposed to a Poly finish that can be wiped on in 20 minutes...........I've found that this technique, althogh the most time consuming, leads to the truest and finest finishes, with 0% chemical or additives, 100% non-toxic natural oils.............these pieces combine the guts of the industrial revcolution with the whimsical figural splinters of Mother Nature's deep mystical Woodlands.









"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
~Aristotle


"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation."

~ Auguste Rodin


We are all on a journey, attached by the same thread of creativity and life. - Me


"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."

~ Emile Zola



International customers, please convo me for an accurate shipping estimate. I'll ship mostly anywhere and can gladly give you an accuarate estimate with postal code and city ~ Cheers!





Take a look around and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions....enjoy!



This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.